Pamela Sheridan Award

The Pamela Sheridan Award recognises innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education (RSE), services and projects for young people.

The award was established in memory of Pamela Sheridan (1911–1994), an early sex education pioneer who had a lifelong involvement in family planning.

The Pamela Sheridan Award 2017 is open for nominations!

Is there an innovative sex and relationships initiative for young people that you think should get acknowledgment for its great work?

Was it created, developed, or significantly updated in the last year?

Then nominate it here for the Pamela Sheridan Award 2017 >>

Closing date 10am, Monday 9 October 2017.

You can nominate your own initiative or someone else's.

About the award

This award recognises innovation and good practice in RSE within a wide range of settings, for example primary, secondary, and schools for students with specific educational needs, and youth and community projects.

Nominations for the award must show evidence of at least three of the following four criteria:

  • a demonstrable impact on young people's knowledge of sexual health
  • innovative and creative approaches to sex and relationships education
  • that the initiative can be easily replicated
  • evidence that the education has inspired and engaged participants.

The 2016 winner

The winner of the Pamela Sheridan Award 2016 was Knockevin Special School in County Down, Northern Ireland, for its relationships and sexuality education and personal development programme.

The 2016 finalists

The finalists for 2016 were:

  • Barnardo's, Real Love Rocks
  • Jigsaw PSHE programme
  • Knockevin Special School
  • Step Forward, The Forward Thinking Partnership
  • University of Sussex Students' Union, The Role Models Project
  • Volunteering Matters, The Sex Matters Too Project